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New Specsavers website shares eye health data insights  

Specsavers has launched its new HealthHub website to share updates on detection, referral and treatment progress for key eye conditions, as well as the use of optometry services in New Zealand and Australia.

According to the company, the main objective of the site is to record and share insights on eye health with the wider industry as evidenced in the latest patient data.

HealthHub is an evolution of Specsavers’s annual Eye Health Report, which was published in 2018 and 2019. It aims to share information from eyecare initiatives and investments with the ophthalmic and healthcare community by publishing the measured outcomes of the programs, supported by anonymised Specsavers eye health data.

HealthHub is a continuation of the company’s goal to work with the eye health industry, health stakeholders and governments in both countries to improve patient outcomes and work towards eliminating preventable vision loss.

It includes content written by Specsavers staff, as well as external contributors including health providers, specialists and patient support groups.

“The site is focussed on using real data to benchmark and report on outcomes across key areas of eye health strategy, including eye conditions and diseases such as glaucoma and diabetes, eye care utilisation across New Zealand and Australia as well as indigenous eye health,” the company stated.

Since launching in early October, HealthHub has featured data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as updated data on glaucoma and visual field testing rates and Medicare utilisation.

HealthHub is now live.

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